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NBA Denies Endorsing Candidate

Ahead of the March and April general elections, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says it has not endorsed any political party or candidate. In a statement signed by Mazi Afam Osigwe, the General Secretary of the NBA, he said the association would never endorse any candidate, as the NBA is a non-partisan organisation. According to him, “I have been directed by ...

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Obanikoro’s Ministerial Screening On Hold

The Senate yesterday deferred the screening of controversial former minister of state for defense, Musiliu Obanikoro, while it screened four others at the chamber. It will be the second time Mr. Obanikoro’s screening will be deferred by the Senate. President Goodluck Jonathan renominated Obanikoro to compensate him after he failed woefully to pick up the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples ...

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Ijaws, Itsekiris Accept Gas City Project

-Sink Differences, Welcome Ground-Breaking Ceremony THE Ijaws and Itsekiris Wednesday in Asaba resolved their differences over the Gas City Project and appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to fix a date for the ground-breaking ceremony. Rising from a peace parley conveyed by the Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the two groups resolved to make room for peace as well as ...

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Students On Rampage In Ilorin

The academic activities and ongoing second semester examinations at the Kwara State College of Education (COED) Ilorin were on Wednesday halted for several hours following protest by students of the college. It wasrevealed that the students’ protest was due to the charging of extra money called “Course Forms Fund” introduced by the management of the college for all the students. ...

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Akingbola Takes Case To Supreme Court

A former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr. Erastus Akingbola, has urged the Supreme Court of Nigeria to quash the N5bn fraud charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Akingbola’s fresh move to quash the charges followed an order of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal that he should be retried ...

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Ex-Gov Audu Attacks EFCC Official

A former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, who is being prosecuted at a Federal Capital Territory High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for his alleged involvement in a contract scam to the tune of eleven billion naira, today threw decorum to the dogs when he ordered his security aide (a police officer) to assault an ...

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Reps Adopt Bio-safety Agency Report

The House of Representatives yesterday adopted a report on the bill seeking legal backing for the National Bio-Safety Management Agency. Only last week, the Senate also adopted the report, following the clause-by-clause ‎consideration in the Committee of the Whole. The bill seeks to empower the agency to regulate the application of modern biotechnology in Nigeria. Violators risk five-year jail term ...

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Okonjo-Iweala Refutes Fuel Scarcity Allegations

-Rules Out Delayed Subsidy Payments Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said yesterday that the current long queues at petrol stations across the country are not caused by non-payment of outstanding subsidy claims to marketers. The clarification came following speculations that marketers had held back supplies of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) due to outstanding ...

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Bayelsa Youths Shut Shell’s Facility

Youths from the Obunagha Community of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State shut down the multi-billion dollar Gbarain-Ubie Gas Gathering Facilities belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) yesterday. The youths were frustrated over the arrest of the Paramount Ruler of the Community, Chief Godgive Apoh by men of the Department of State Security (DSS). The protesting youths accused ...

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PDP Celebrates Jonathan’s Court Victory

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan over yesterday’s Court of Appeal ruling, which upheld his eligibility to contest the 2015 Presidential election. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement said the court ruling represents a positive step towards President Jonathan’s impending overwhelming victory at the polls come March 28, 2015. The party described the verdict ...

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